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Minister Miller, Chief Thomas meet at HalaltMarch 30, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Edith Moore, Halalt First Nation
Halalt Chief James Thomas brought up several issues beyond flooding during a meeting with federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller on March 3.
The visit was prompted by the recent flood that happened in our community in the middle of the night … Read More
Volunteers assist with Halalt flood recoveryMarch 30, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Cara McKenna
Flood-damaged homes at Halalt First Nation were being cleaned out with the help of a team of volunteers as recovery efforts continue for the Cowichan Valley community.
A group from Team Rubicon Canada visited Halalt on March 7 and 8 to help … Read More
Exhibit featuring colourful blockade banners opens in VancouverMarch 2, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Jen St. Denis
For months, seven painted banners languished in garbage bags in an RCMP evidence room as police considered pressing charges against 12 people who flew them while blocking oil tankers.
Now the banners are on display at … Read More
‘This is not going to stop us,’ say nations after pipeline lawsuit rulingMarch 2, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo: TWN Chief Leah George-Wilson speaks about the ruling during a press conference Feb. 4.
By David P. Ball
The First Nations who sued to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say they’re “disappointed but not surprised” by a major … Read More
‘Plane of Reconciliation’ honours Indigenous veteransMarch 2, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Photo by Todd Peacey.
An airplane display that honours Indigenous veterans is now hanging at the Comox Valley Airport.
The “Plane of Reconciliation” project is a replica First World War Nieuport Biplane that was donated by the late Captain David Freeman — a longtime pilot who wanted to commemorate Indigenous veterans.
With … Read More
Klahoose looks to revamp tourism after Netherlands tripMarch 2, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: Klahoose Chief Kevin Peacey stands with employees Paul Muskee and Aleata Vanstone, who all travelled to the Netherlands for a tourism conference in January. Submitted photo.
After attending a major tourism conference in the Netherlands, Klahoose leaders are inspired to utilize … Read More
Hul’q’umi’num’ lessons focus on daily use of languageMarch 2, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: Gary and Adam Manson, front, in a group shot with the language class.
By Julie Chadwick
Students of a Hul’q’umi’num’ language learning series gathered to practice their vocabulary and hear stories from Snuneymuxw Elder Gary Manson (Xul’si’malt) in the … Read More
Halalt canoe builder taught himself precise craftMarch 2, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
By Cara McKenna
Walking into the warm light of his detached work shed, Garry Norris walks among about a dozen canoes, two of which are still being built.
The workspace at Halalt First Nation smells of cedar, with wood chips lining the concrete … Read More
Lyackson artist working to revitalize Coast Salish stone carvingMarch 2, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: Dylan Thomas (Qwul’thilum) works in his Victoria studio.
By Cara McKenna
Victoria’s Indigenous Artist-in-Residence is working to bring back Coast Salish stone carving, a craft that has previously been dormant for hundreds of years.
Dylan Thomas (Qwul’thilum) was appointed … Read More
TFN breaks ground on new youth centreMarch 2, 2020 | Salish Sea Sentinel
Above: TFN Chief Ken Baird, right, stands with a group of youth who were witnesses for the event on Jan. 24. Photo by Adrian MacNair.
Tsawwassen First Nation has broken ground on a new youth centre that will provide a space … Read More